Digger wasp

Digger wasp

Observation - Digger wasp - UK and Ireland. Description: I found this wasp on Cow Parsley (or a very similar plant) beside a pond in woodland. Unfortunately it took flight as I took the photograph, so it's wing cell details are not clear. On the same plants were many froghoppers (Cercopis vulnerata) and my fi

I found this wasp on Cow Parsley (or a very similar plant) beside a pond in woodland. Unfortunately it took flight as I took the photograph, so it's wing cell details are not clear. On the same plants were many froghoppers (Cercopis vulnerata) and my field guide says that this wasp species takes froghopper nymphs from cuckoo-spit to its ground nest.